Thursday, February 6, 2014, 6:00 A.M.

Keyword: Theater



Venues Today Shows How Much Peoria Loves Jersey Boys


Peoria, IL. – The SMG-managed Peoria Civic Center Theater’s Jersey Boys shows were ranked 1st in the world by Venues Today, as a top ticketed event for venues of 2,000 or fewer capacity. 


“Our success is as direct effect of the continued support of Broadway lovers throughout Central Illinois,” said SMG Manager, Jim Wetherington. “We also attribute this to the hard work of the staff at the Broadway Booking Office and the entire Jersey Boys family.” 


The Jersey Boys performances took place on Feb. 12-23, 2013.  Over the course of these days, over 21,000 people attended 16 performances, and together they grossed over $1.4 million in revenue. 

Although Jersey Boys has shown to be a fan favorite, Peoria Civic Center Theater, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s  Mary Poppins rendition also made the cut, being ranked 12th for their Oct. 30-Nov. 4, 2012 performances. 

Upcoming shows in the theater include The Ten Tenors, Peoria Symphony Orchestra, Flashdance, Crosby, Stills, and Nash, and Cirque D’Or. 


To purchase tickets for upcoming shows, please visit or call Ticketmaster at 1800-745-3000.   


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The Peoria Civic Center, an SMG managed facility, is an entertainment and convention venue that contributes significantly to the economic impact on the downtown Peoria area.  For the most up-to-date event information, please check us out on the web at


Founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to more than 230 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theatres, performing arts centers, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 14.4 million square feet of exhibition space and over 1.75 million sports and entertainment seats. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre-opening services for such landmark facilities as McCormick Place & Soldier Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston’s Reliant Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions, catering and special events division, SAVOR, currently servicing more than 100 accounts worldwide. For more information visit